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 2020-07-04 05:06 

Cebu Daily News

Edu Rama proposes P15K monthly incentive for nurses who cared for COVID-19 patients...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Eduardo Rama Jr. is proposing the release of a monthly incentive of P15,000 to nurses who are employed in government and private hospitals in the city who "tirelessly" cared for COVID-19 positive ...

 2020-07-04 04:42 

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Operation of Misamis Oriental provincial gov't halted as court orders stop to public spending...

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY——The operation of the Misamis Oriental provincial government was at a standstill starting June 29 after a local court restrained officials from executing its P3.5 billion annual budget for 2020. Misamis Oriental Governor Ye...

 2020-07-04 04:41 

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Baguio mayor, five-man team flying to infected Cebu to train contact tracers...

BAGUIO CITY — Mayor Benjamin Magalong and a five-man team of contact-tracing experts are scheduled to fly on July 8 to Cebu City, which has been reeling from a massive spike in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections. Baguio's contact tracing ...

 2020-07-04 03:59 

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1 of 16 Cordova Fire Station personnel recovers from infection...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — One of the 16 personnel of the Cordova Fire Station, who tested positive for the coronavirus disease, has fully recovered from his infection and is about ready to go back to work. Fire Officer 2 Glenn Orilla said that their ...

 2020-07-04 03:24 

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Eustaquio wants rematch vs Wakamatsu: I can also knock him out...

MANILA, Philippines---Despite having a topsy-turvy 2019, Geje Eustaquio managed to end the year with sweet redemption after knocking out Toni Tauru.It took three years before Eustaquio had his comeuppance against Tauru, which proved to be the culmination ...

 2020-07-04 03:23 

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Return to practice 'good step' toward PBA resumption, says coaches...

MANILA, Philippines---PBA teams have been given the green light to resume its practices following the league's suspension of activity due to COVID-19, but the go-signal doesn't come without making the necessary adjustments and precaution.The Inter...

 2020-07-04 03:21 

Cebu Daily News

Cloudy skies with chance of rains over Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao...

MANILA, Philippines — An intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will bring cloudy skies with a chance of rains over Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (Mimaropa), as well as Western Visayas and Northern Mindanao, the state weather bureau said S...

 2020-07-04 03:06 

Cebu Daily News

Construction worker who went home on June 25 is Tuburan town's 2nd COVID case...

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu A construction worker who returned to Tuburan town on June 25 was the midwestern Cebu town's second confirmed case of the coronavirus disease 2019. In an advisory that was released late night on Friday, July 3, 2020, Mayor Danilo Di...

 2020-07-04 02:55 

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Minglanilla logs 12 new COVID cases on July 3; Naga City gets 2 more...

CEBU CITY, Philippines The neighboring localities of Minglanilla and Naga in southern Cebu logged a total of 14 new cases of the coronavirus disease on Friday. Minglanilla had more cases with a total of 12 while Naga City only recorded two new cases of th...

 2020-07-04 02:54 

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Progressive groups in Cebu condemn Anti-Terrorism Law of 2020...

CEBU CITY, Philippines Progressive groups in Cebu condemn President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to sign the Anti-Terror Bill into law, now known as the Republic Act (RA) No. 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. In separate statements, the Bagong Al...

 2020-07-04 02:23 

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Talisay City records 6 new COVID-19 cases on July 3...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Six new cases of the coronavirus disease were reported in Talisay City on Friday, July 3, 2020. The city's new cases include a senior citizen and a new mother from Barangay Tabunok and a Dumlog resident who underwent swa...

 2020-07-04 01:39 

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Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus...

INDIANAPOLIS --- Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway,The 44-year-old Johnson is the first driver in any NASCAR series to test positive and t...

 2020-07-04 01:23 

Cebu Daily News

Mandaue City close to breaching 1, 000-mark in COVID-19 cases...

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu Mandaue City now has a total of 943 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 with the addition of 56 new cases of the infection on Friday. The youngest of the new cases is a 10-year-old boy from Barangay Mantuyong while the oldes...

 2020-07-04 00:46 

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Group tells Duterte to repeal ATB, prioritize COVID-19 response...

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The Health Alliance for Democracy (HEAD) Cebu Chapter has expressed condemnation on the signing of the Anti-Terror Bill into law while it also stands in unity with other groups and individuals who are calling on the government t...

 2020-07-04 00:35 

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Israeli, UAE technology firms pen deal on virus research...

JERUSALEM --- A state-linked technology company in the United Arab Emirates has signed a partnership with two major Israeli defense firms to research ways of combating the coronavirus pandemic.The agreement, announced late Thursday, comes just weeks after...

 2020-07-04 00:20 

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Virus-hammered Air France announces 7,500 job cuts...

PARIS — Air France and regional subsidiary Hop announced 7,500 job cuts Friday after the virus pandemic grounded most flights and darkened prospects for future air travel. Activists from multiple unions protested at Air France headquarters at Paris&...

 2020-07-04 00:19 

Cebu Daily News

Lawyer, seafarer, bizman among Liloan's new COVID-19 cases...

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu Policemen in Liloan town will continue to apprehend those who will fail to wear face masks and observe social distancing even if Cebu province was already placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ). In an advisory, the mu...

 2020-07-04 00:17 

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Spain sets aside another $56 billion for ailing companies...

MADRID — The Spanish government announced Friday it is making available another 50 billion euros ($56 billion) in aid for companies struggling to weather economic difficulties brought by the new coronavirus outbreak. The government said after an ext...

 2020-07-03 23:44 

Cebu Daily News

LGUs urged to review plans for 'perfect storm'...

Local governments should review their disaster plans to anticipate a possible "perfect storm" of COVID-19 combining with the endemic problems of floods, landslides and diseases like diarrhea, influenza, leptospirosis and dengue, the Department of ...

 2020-07-03 23:28 

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WHO blames 'uncompliant' Cebuanos for COVID-19 rise...

Like President Rodrigo Duterte, the World Health Organization (WHO) also attributes the spike in cases of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cebu City to the supposed noncompliance of residents with health protocols put in place to stem the spread ...

 2020-07-03 22:54 

Cebu Daily News

Frasco orders RHU, LCMES closed after MedTech test positive for COVID-19...

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu Mayor Christina Frasco has ordered the temporary closure of their town's Rural Health Unit (RHU) and the Liloan Community Emergency Services Center (LCMES) after a Medical Technologist tested positive for the coronavirus disease on ...

 2020-07-03 22:18 

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'Pokemon GO' co targeting board game, immersive theater for AR...

Augmented reality (AR) gaming company Niantic is partnering with board game company CATAN and theater visionaries Punchdrunk over a globe-sized tabletop game and augmented reality adventure. Having launched its own "Ingress", the Pokemon Company c...

 2020-07-03 21:10 

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Duterte signs terror law amid wide opposition...

President Rodrigo Duterte signed the sweeping antiterrorism law on Friday, ignoring loud and strong opposition from diverse groups and individuals, including former members of a Moro separatist movement who warned that it would violate civil and political...

 2020-07-03 21:05 

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Stress and PH millennials amid pandemic: What surveys found...

There's nothing like a commute-free lifestyle that allows more time with family to reduce one's stress levels—even amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This is one significant finding of a global pulse survey conducted among millennials by multinatio...

 2020-07-03 21:00 

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'Keep our silence:' Duterte tells troops not to avenge slain agents...

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday appealed to soldiers to stay calm, saying taking revenge against the police for the killing of four of their comrades in Jolo, Sulu, early this week would only do more harm than good for the country. He urged the troops...

 2020-07-03 21:00 

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Green light...

The PBA ramped up plans to restart its suspended 45th season after the government approved on Friday requests from the basketball and football associations to allow players to resume training sessions.PBA commissioner Willie Marcial was elated over the de...

 2020-07-03 20:55 

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QR code, other concerns stall return of Metro jeepneys...

After being idled since mid-March due to the COVID-19 community quarantine, jeepney drivers in Metro Manila complained about the "negligible" number of units that was able to resume operations on Friday, something they blamed on the "confusing...

 2020-07-03 20:50 

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SC asked: Compel gov't to conduct mass testing for COVID-19...

A group led by former Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo petitioned the Supreme Court on Friday to compel the government to conduct mass testing to stop the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a 77-page mandamus petition, the petitio...

 2020-07-03 20:45 

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Biggest 1-day hike in COVID-19 cases...

The Department of Health (DOH) recorded on Friday the highest single-day increase in the number of cases of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as it posted 1,531 new cases, bringing the national caseload to 40,336. The DOH announced the data as the Wo...

 2020-07-03 20:44 

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Gov't guarantees P37.5B in bank loans to SMEs...

In its bid to make available loans to small businesses badly hit by the COVID-19 crisis, the state-run Philippine Guarantee Corp. (Philguarantee) has green-lit P37.5 billion in credit guarantees as of end-June. Philguarantee said the total credit guarante...

 2020-07-03 20:42 

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BSP ramps up digital campaign to wean Pinoys off cash payments...

The central bank wants to see more Filipinos making transactions through electronic payments, given the health risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic to cash transactions—but said that, for this to happen, the public must first be made more aware a...

 2020-07-03 20:40 

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Cone: Lack of continuity weighing Gilas down...

Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone believes the lack of preparation isn't necessarily the biggest problem of the national team, which is aiming for a strong showing when the country cohosts the Fiba World Cup in 2023.Instead, the 22-time PBA champion coa...

 2020-07-03 20:40 

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Coast Guard readies raps vs HK cargo ship crew...

The Philippine Coast Guard is preparing criminal charges against the crew of Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship Vienna Wood as search efforts continue for the 12 fishermen and two passengers aboard the fishing vessel Liberty 5 nearly a week after it sank off th...

 2020-07-03 20:40 

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BDO raises P36B from bond offer...

The country's largest lender, BDO Unibank, has raised P36 billion from another big local bond offering that was warmly received by the cash-awash local financial market. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Friday, BDO reported the bond...

 2020-07-03 20:38 

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Stock index inches up; market optimistic...

The local stock barometer yesterday ended slightly higher on selective buying of large-cap stocks. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 8.58 points or 0.14 percent to close at 6,372.66, tracking mostly upbeat regional markets after ...

 2020-07-03 20:36 

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Landbank exec named OIC of UCPB...

A career official at state-owned Land Bank of the Philippines has been appointed officer-in-charge (OIC) of United Coconut Planters Bank. Veteran banker Liduvino Geron assumed the position of UCPB OIC effective July 2. The appointment came a year after th...

 2020-07-03 20:35 

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IATF eases restrictions on gatherings, sports...

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has further eased community quarantine restrictions by allowing a number of activities to resume in a limited capacity. "For those who want to worship or go to churc...

 2020-07-03 20:34 

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Converge ICT plans P35.9-B IPO...

Riding on strong demand for connectivity especially with the lockdowns prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, fiber internet and other digital services provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. filed an application at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC...

 2020-07-03 20:32 

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3rd telco gets 6-month reprieve on commitments...

Telco startup DITO Telecommunity is catching up to meet its commitments to the government after plans were derailed by the new coronavirus pandemic. Citing the health crisis, DITO sought and obtained an extension of the July 8, 2020, deadline for a techni...

 2020-07-03 20:30 

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DILG to LGUs: Accept returning stranded individuals...

Despite fears that they may be carriers of the coronavirus, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) told local government units (LGUs) to accept returning locally stranded individuals (LSIs) when the government transports them back to t...

 2020-07-03 20:30 

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Gov't pushes renewable energy program...

The Department of Energy (DOE) is putting stress on the development of geothermal- and hydro-based power generation as it pushes for a renewable energy promotion program with an initial portfolio of 2,000 megawatts (MW). "We are determined to establis...

 2020-07-03 20:25 

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LGUs urged to review plans for 'perfect storm'...

Local governments should review their disaster plans to anticipate a possible "perfect storm" of COVID-19 combining with the endemic problems of floods, landslides and diseases like diarrhea, influenza, leptospirosis and dengue, the Department of ...

 2020-07-03 20:22 

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A home of your own in the new normal...

Despite the challenges we are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still a lot to be thankful for. If you have a family that loves you, pets that keep you company and a roof over your head, consider yourself blessed. If you are an actual homeowne...

 2020-07-03 20:20 

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Creating a learning space at home...

Let's face it: it might be a while before our kids see the light of schools again. Due to our ongoing battle with the COVID-19 virus, educational facilities are set to remain closed for the rest of the year. While lessons can still continue through on...

 2020-07-03 20:20 

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SMC inaugurates coronavirus testing lab...

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) inaugurated on Friday a new coronavirus testing laboratory in Mandaluyong with an initial capacity of 4,000 tests per day using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), deemed as the gold standard for C...

 2020-07-03 20:18 

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Ensuring a safe, relaxing stay...

Chroma Hospitality Inc., the management company of Crimson Hotels and Resorts and Quest Hotels and Resorts in the Philippines, has introduced its intensified cleaning guidelines with "Culture of Clean," which is meant to ensure the safety of its g...

 2020-07-03 20:16 

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Slept like a baby...

In 1966, Marc, husband of Valen, asked Desa's permission to occupy her house on said land, promised to buy the house and lot upon receipt of his money from Manila and gave her P600 for the occupation of the house. In 1978, Marc died without having pai...

 2020-07-03 20:15 

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Manila barangay councilor shot dead...

A Manila barangay councilor was shot dead on Thursday night inside a barangay hall. Barangay 484 Zone 48 councilor and officer in charge Antonio Calma, 43, was gunned down during a meeting at the barangay hall on Algeciras Street, Sampaloc, Manila, at aro...

 2020-07-03 20:14 

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Home cures while on quarantine...

Start acting like you have COVID-19, we've heard experts say. This frame of mind helps us dodge a virus for which we have no immunity nor a vaccine yet. It reminds each one to stick to hand hygiene and thorough disinfection, as well as social distanci...

 2020-07-03 20:12 

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A safe malling experience assured...

Returning to our usual pre-pandemic routine can help us reclaim a sense of normalcy. For this reason, some public places have reopened. We can again work in cafs, eat out with family and shop for clothes. This reopening has a much greater effect on the hi...

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